Job #4530

Job Type Full Time
Location Winchester, Virginia
Field Scene Design and Technology
Post Date Mar 10, 2023
Salary $55,000 - $75,000 dependent upon experience

Shenandoah Conservatory, one of the country’s leading centers for collaborative work across the performing arts, is seeking nominations and applications for an exceptional scenic designer, passionate mentor, and collaborative colleague. This full-time and career-contract track position - housed within the Theatre Division - begins August, 2023.

The chosen candidate will be a collaborative artist and mentor, strengthening the Conservatory's reputation as a premiere and inclusive place of study where students from diverse backgrounds develop into scenic design professionals, and as a place where audiences can experience transformative performances.
Specifically, the desired candidate will:
• Provide overall leadership to the Scenic Design degree (housed within the Theatre division’s Technical Design & Production area) and support aligned recruitment activities
• Teach courses related to theatre design within the Theatre division
• Design (or mentor student designers) on a total of four theatre/opera productions over the course of two semesters
• In conjunction with the design and shop, staff supervise and train work-study and lab students in the areas of scenic design, scenic projection, scenic painting, properties design and scenic construction.
• Be centrally involved in the work of further developing cutting edge undergraduate curriculum, ensuring exceptional industry-oriented programs
• Teach other undergraduate courses in the field of expertise as appropriate.
• Mentor scenic fellow

Service on school-wide committees and participation in meetings, auditions, and recruitment activities are expected.


Required and minimum qualifications include the following:
• A record of distinguished scenic design experience at a national level
• A deep understanding of emergent technologies matched by a driving passion for mentorship
• An ability to work with others to further strengthen the Conservatory’s undergraduate design program
• An ability to recruit and develop emerging student talent
• A powerful orientation toward collaborative work
• Demonstrable skills from an assortment of digital software applications such as Vectorworks, AutoCAD, Qlab, In Design Suite, and Procreate
• An ability to contribute to the Conservatory’s commitment to inclusion, diversity and equity
• A graduate degree in theatrical design or equivalent professional work

Experience with projection design is most welcome.